Ferrari Abu Dhabi young driver test Tuesday report

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This morning, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit was the venue for a test session which, for a few years now, the Formula 1 teams have carried out using young drivers. Driving on all three days for Scuderia Ferrari is Frenchman, Jules Bianchi.

Jules Bianchi, Test Driver, Scuderia Ferrari
Jules Bianchi, Test Driver, Scuderia Ferrari

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Today’s programme was focussed on two main elements: the first aimed at taking aerodynamic measurements, which also involved the use of devices fitted specifically for this task, while the second looked at finding the set-up on the car which best suited Jules’ driving style.

By the end of the day, Bianchi completed a total of 85 laps, the fastest in a time of 1.40.960.

“It’s great to be back at the wheel of a Ferrari on a real track,” said Jules at the end of the day. “I’ve already driven this car for some aerodynamic testing, but doing it at a real test is a whole different story.

It’s great to be back at the wheel of a Ferrari on a real track

Jules Bianchi

Now, I am looking forward to a further two days of testing and we hope to carry on as we have started, with a lot of kilometres completed and trouble free running.”

Testing at this circuit continues tomorrow, again with the French driver on track for the Scuderia.

Circuit: Yas Marina – 5.554 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi
Car: Ferrari 150° Italia
Weather: air temperature 24/32°C, track temperature 29/46 °C. Sunny.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jules Bianchi
Teams Ferrari
Tags abu dhabi, bianchi, ferrari, yas marina